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Watercress, leek and potato soup

This is the quickest and most brilliant soup recipe that can be knocked up in just over half an hour for a warming lunch on a cold winter’s day… I N G R E D I E N T S 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped in small cubes 2 leeks, washed and chopped 1/2 onion,…

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Warm & Comforting Pasta Recipes for Winter evenings

We love the warmth and love that goes into Italian cooking and at this time of the year as the temperatures plummet there’s nothing better than sitting down to a warm and comforting pasta supper. Here are some of the best recipes we’ve pinned on our food recipes board on Pinterest: This slow cooked vodka…

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Italian restaurants we want to visit

Sure you can eat a pizza or pasta dish anywhere but when it’s made with love and passion the difference in taste and quality is mind blowing. For us there are three Italian restaurants that have demanded our special attention recently and are firmly on the must-visit list… I)  S U G O  P A…

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Kew Gardens

Light Trail

From November 2018 to January 2019, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a mesmerising illuminated trail of lights – one million of them in fact. After dark the landscape plays host to an explosion of newly commissioned artworks of light and sound that just keeps getting better each year. Visitors are invited to embark…

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Castiglion Del Bosco - Humphrey Munson

Castiglion del Bosco

A Tuscan Retreat

Located at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site of Val d’Orcia, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is set within 5,000 acres of 800 year old estate in magical Tuscany, Italy. A typically Tuscan cypress-lined road leads to the historic Borgo which was the centre of the estate’s activities and farming community for hundreds of…

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Troutbeck

Amenia, New York

Troutbeck is the ultimate upstate New York getaway. The 250 year old estate was recently renovated in 2017 and is now reminiscent of its former glory – a place that inspires and provides much needed respite and restoration for visitors as well as a community which nurtures not only its treasured guests but the surrounding…

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Cosy London pubs we love in the winter

All across London are a plethora of little havens where you can enjoy draft beers, comforting food and sit by the warm crackle of a fire. To aid you in your decision and to stop you wandering the streets to find such a pub, here are three of our favourites that are all very special…

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The Old Vicarage - Modern Country Kitchen - Humphrey Munson

Kitchen Confidential

The Old Vicarage Project

One of the lovely things about the Old Vicarage project is that the clients had commissioned Peter Humphrey, the Founder and Design Director of Humphrey Munson, many years ago and when it came to renovate this project their first call was to H|M: “We knew we wanted to create an open plan kitchen and dining…

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How to design a boot room | Ashurst House | Humphrey Munson

How To Design A Boot Room

When it comes to how to design a boot room, the key thing to remember is that this is the room that connects the outdoors to the indoors… designed as the ideal everyday entrance point to the property, a boot room provides the perfect area for a family to decamp after school or a busy weekend…

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Humphrey Munson Paint Atelier

Top Hat

Getting the foundation elements – walls, flooring, layout – are critical to the success of a coherent and balanced interior design for any room. The paint colour chosen will undoubtedly have one of the biggest impacts on the interior design scheme so it’s essential to get this right and particularly when it comes to kitchen cabinetry –…

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Central Park Penthouse Apartment

Carrier & Company

Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife design duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design—both familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, light-filled and airy, the Carriers’ work ranges in style from elegantly traditional to luxuriously minimalist to…

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Recipe Notes

Homemade Blini Recipe

Entertaining for lots of party guests doesn’t need to be a chore when you have a super easy blini recipe to hand. Our tried and tested recipe is the perfect base for pretty much any canapé going. We make ours on the electric plancha on the Lacanche range cooker but they are just as good cooked in…

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Smoked Salmon Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

Creamy smoked salmon with lemon is already a match made in heaven, but when paired with freshly homemade blinis and a sprinkling of chives it’s next level canapé recipe inspiration… I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blinis (see recipe here) 1 pack of smoked salmon, finely chopped Small handful of…

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Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

Another ridiculously easy canapé suggestion are these smoked mackerel blinis – the mackerel paté is also delicious on hot toast with beetroot for an easy lunch option. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blini recipe (see recipe here) 1 pack of smoked & peppered mackerel 2 tbsp of…

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Fragrant Thai Crab Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

These fragrant thai crab blinis are the perfect combination of salty, spicy and zesty and are quick and easy to whip up, literally taking 5 minutes… I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blinis (see recipe here) 200g of Fifty Fifty crab meat (this is white and brown…

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The Ox Barn

Thyme

The much anticipated Ox Barn is the newest addition to the recently restored Thyme manor and farm in the Cotswolds. Opening in November under the careful guidance of head chef and owner Charlie Hibbert, the restaurant will serve modern British countryside inspired cuisine created with passion for the local land an entertaining. The 56 seater restaurant was…

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Thyme, Cotswolds

A Unique Country Destination

What can only be described as an idyllic English country destination, Thyme is an enclosed collection of restored historic buildings that form a peaceful environment for visiting guests. The stunning Cotswold manor and farm buildings are filled with elegant drawing rooms, restaurants, bars, spa, cookery school, garden and Thyme is a haven that is begging…

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Gravetye Manor

Perfect English Country House Hotel

Gravetye Manor was originally built in 1598 by Richard Enfield, the son of a local Sussex family for his bride Katherine Compton as their not-so-modest first home. The historic manor has since become a hotel and has a Michelin starred restaurant set in more than 1,000 acres of tranquil English countryside just a 30 mile drive from…

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Cheval Blanc Courchevel

The Perfect Winter Retreat

As autumn draws in and with the cold lick of winter in the air, we are dreaming of snowy walks, warm fires and comfort food. Cheval Blanc Courchevel has all this and more and is the ultimate retreat nestled in the French Alps. We know the Cheval Blanc standard of luxury is utterly sublime after featuring…

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Medlar

King’s Road, London

Located on the King’s Road in Chelsea, Medlar is an independently owned restaurant renowned for its exquisite dishes and outstanding hospitality. Opened in April 2011 by Chef Joe Mercier Nairne and David O’Connor, front of house manager, Medlar has earned outstanding reviews and built an incredible reputation for excellent food and service that is so…

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Eden Hall Cottage

Norfolk

Eden Hall Cottage offers a relaxing and luxurious getaway on the Norfolk coast. Uncovered by Vicky White, the founder of Plum & Ashby, while exploring ‘Hidden Norfolk’, Eden Hall Cottage has been a labour of love, restored to create a calm and relaxing home from home. From the handcrafted Longford kitchen, made by Humphrey Munson, to…

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Miele Sous Vide

Vacuum Sealing Drawer

The Miele sous vide vacuum sealing drawer is the ideal tool for a hardworking kitchen. Providing optimum results whether you are looking to marinade meat in your favourite sauce or simply freeze batches of food, the Miele vacuum drawer is a multi-purpose appliance built not just for people who love to entertain but for people who have busy working and family lives too.…

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Recipe Notes

Gooey Dark Chocolate Cake

A decadently indulgent gluten free dessert that is easy to prepare and will always impress your quests. We love this rich dark chocolate cake, and by rich we mean RICH. Enjoy warm or wait for it to set, it’s your choice but we find serving it warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream is always a…

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Q&A With Caroline Riddell

Caroline Riddell Interiors

Caroline Riddell Interiors is known for her charming and relaxed interior design style. After studying fine art at City and Guilds, Caroline began a career in interior design that has been recently named as one of House & Garden’s top 100 leading designers of 2018. Working on a range of different projects both in the UK and overseas,…

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Heckfield Place

The beautiful Heckfield Place is a Georgian Home that has been recently restored to its historic origins. Encapsulating the very essence of English charm and heritage, the house is nestled in a 400 acre estate in the heart of rural Hampshire. Just over an hour’s journey from London, Heckfield Place offers a truly special experience…

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